Space Force — Netflix’s newest workplace comedy starring Steve Carell — has set a premiere date, giving us all something to look forward at the end of May!
The Netflix series will premiere on May 29th and marks a landmark return to TV for Steve Carell, as it will be his first major sitcom role since leaving The Office.
The show will likewise reunite him with The Office creator Greg Daniels. The two co-created Space Force together, and will both executive produce alongside another Office alum — 3 Arts’ Howard Klein, with whom the two previously worked with on the popular NBC sitcom.
Netflix awarded direct-to-series order to Space Force, which is described as a workplace comedy focusing on a group of people who must develop a sixth branch of the military. The idea for the show was inspired by the US president’s 2018 comments about founding an independent Space Force, which he then went on to do in 2019.
Space Force will be led by Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, best known for his other starring role in a Greg Daniels production The Office. He will play General Mark R. Naird, an air force pilot who ends up in command of the new military branch.
Joining him at Space Force will be Lisa Kudrow of Friends fame, as his wife Maggie; John Malkovich (Bird Box) as Dr. Adrian Mallory; Diana Silvers (Booksmart, Ma) as Erin Naird; Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as F. Tony Scarapiducci; Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians, Silicon Valley) as Dr. Chan Kaifang; Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali and Alex Sparrow as Bobby Telatovich.
Though we don’t know any specific plot details about Space Force at the moment, given that it is a workplace comedy show, we’re sure to be treated to our fair share of office hijinks and eccentric coworkers.
The 10-episode first season of Space Force premieres on Netflix on May 29.